Furiosa is such a kick ass female figure. We watched the movie when it came out and were so blown away by, well, EVERYTHING.
Time to complete: Approximately 3 weeks
Materials: EVA Foam, worbla, pleather, fabric, lots of brads, belts, and misc. hardware
Costume parts include:
- Props: Steering Wheel or SKS Rifle (or any gun, really)
MAKING THE SHOULDER PIECE
The shoulder piece is constructed of muslin filled with polyfil and circled into itself to form the pattern. It is then attached to the worbla shoulder piece with a single screw. The other details were constructed from various pieces of hardware and other objects.
MAKING THE ARM
I can honestly say that making this arm was more fun than anything else I’ve made to this day. It was such a pleasure to have some creative license and not sweat the screen-accuracy bits. This arm is hard to replicate anyway, as they used at least two versions for the film! The hand and fingers was constructed with EVA foam and hardware bits and pieces.
THE HARNESS AND BELTS
Goodwill was my best friend for belts, and I was able to score some free inner tubes from my local bike shop. I realized after finding the awesome website www.madmaxcostumes.com that Charlize wears a corset under the belts! So I got my hands on one and now the belts are FAR more comfortable.
I used brads, superglue, barge cement and nuts and bolts to hold all of the pieces together in place.
THE BELT BUCKLE
I used Free Form Sculpt from Smooth-On to create the belt buckle, and secured it to a fabric covered piece of EVA foam supported with a layer of worbla. For chains, I used what I could find around the house and got a few more things at the local craft store.
I made this shirt a couple of times! The second time came out so well that I made a tutorial that you can see HERE.
THE BOOTS AND PANTS
Again, Goodwill to the rescue! I found the perfect pair of boots that I will alter a little, as well as a pair of black DKNY jeans that will also be modified a little when I get some more time.
The scarf was pretty simple, just a long and wide scrap of black fabric that I turned into a kind of infinity scarf.
I purchased $6 goggles from Amazon and modified them with a new strap cover, paint and weathering. I also added padding around the lens housing because they are pretty uncomfortable on my forehead for long periods of time.
THE WASTELAND WARRIOR LOOK
I used TAG black makeup and used a few youtube videos as a guide to getting the oily look. My suggestion is to practice and watch several videos! I watched many, including this one by KickAss Makeup.
This is one of my favorite costumes to wear, and it was certainly one of the most fun to make. I had so much fun making it, that I then made my stepson an Immortan Joe Junior costume as well! Isn’t he the most adorable little warlord?
If you’ve gotten this far, I thank you for your determination and attention!
Head Nerd at Downen Creative Studios